Welcome to Hometown Taxi

Where do you want to go?

Local and long-distance taxi rides and delivery from Decorah, Iowa.

563-382-3155

Taxi Fares

Payment accepted by cash, check, and credit card in the car and over the phone.

Local Rides and Delivery

  • Decorah One way, in town $5.50
  • Decorah to Wal-Mart, Freeport, or Decorah Airport One way $6.50
  • After Hours Rides Call to make request After hours fare dependent on driver availability

Decorah residents age 60+ can receive $1.50 off per cash ride if they sign up for a discount card.

Ask your cab driver about the Senior Discount.

Frequent Rider and Delivery Punch Cards

  • 10 Rides One way, in town $45
  • 20 Rides One way, in town $90
  • 30 Rides One way, in town $135
  • 10 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $35
  • 20 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $70
  • 30 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $105

Long Distance Rides

  • Long Distance Rides Regular hours $1.75 / mile
  • Late Night Rides Midnight to 6 AM $1.75 / mile + $50
  • Waiting Time $25 / hr

We always try to accommodate a ride request. The more advance notice we receive, the more likely we are to secure a driver.

$40 deposit for long distance rides. Deposit refunded if trip is cancelled with 48 hour notice.

Additional passengers are no extra cost.

Call for a price estimate for rides that don’t start or end in Decorah.

Fixed-rate Long Distance Rides (Regular Hours)

  • Decorah to LaCrosse, WI $105
  • Decorah to Rochester, MN $125
  • Decorah to MPLS / St. Paul $250

Fixed-rate fares do not include charges for after hours or wait time. Please call for additional details.

Hours of Operation

We're open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and 24/7 by reservation. After-hour ride reservations must be made during open hours.

  • Monday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am – 6:30pm
  • Sunday No regular hours
  • After Hours 24/7 by reservation

After hours rides must be scheduled at least 1 day in advance.

Meet Our Owner-Drivers

Ask our riders — Hometown Taxi drivers have a reputation for courtesy, friendliness, & helpfulness!

  • Daniel Rotto

    Daniel Rotto

    September 1987 – present
  • Scot Idstrom

    Scot Idstrom

    January 1994 – present
  • Eric Paulson

    Eric Paulson

    November 2000 – present
  • Ketel Paulsen

    Ketel Paulsen

    August 2001 – present
  • Craig Witt

    Craig Witt

    September 2007 – present
  • Heidi Olstad

    Heidi Olstad

    2016 – present
  • Eric

    Eric "Lincoln" VanVliet

    2017 – present
  • Rodney Quam

    Rodney Quam

    2021 – present
  • Gabriel Eide

    Gabriel Eide

    2022 – present

Founding Owners

  • Steve McCargar: September 1987 – September 1994
  • Jon Rotto: September 1987 – 2019
  • Daniel Rotto: September 1987 – present
  • John Condon: October 1987 – February 1988

Past Owners

  • Birgitta Meade: March 1988 – January 1994
  • Terri Mozzone Burgman: November 1988 – May 1989
  • Bill Musser: June 1989 – December 1991, June – August 2000, June 2003 – May 2006
  • Kay Rusk: September 1990 – November 1995
  • John Klosterboer: September 1990 – October 2000
  • Scott Hervey: September 1990 – February 1992, January 1994 – February 1994
  • Beth Hougen: March 1994 – July 1998
  • Greg Huang-Dale: August 1998 – May 2003
  • Barrett Kepfield: April 2006 – August 2006
  • Ian Miller: July 2018 – December 2021

About Hometown Taxi

The Friendliest Cab Service in the Midwest!

Our worker-owned partnership was officially formed in September 1987, and cabs hit the road on the first Monday in October 1987. The first two vehicles were 1979 Honda CVCCs.

Twenty-two total partners have worked with the company through the years since 1987.

As fully accredited Medicaid transportation providers, Hometown Taxi drivers are compliant with Iowa state drug testing, criminal history background checks, defensive driving, first aid, and passenger assistance training. Current drivers have well over 100 years of combined taxi driving experience.